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Research Reports

Here you will find essays, articles, and reports written by the Local Food Research Center staff on timely food system topic and issues. This page is a space for us to reflect on the directions of the food movement, share insights into our theory of food system change, comment on movement strategies, and critically assess methodologies and approaches.

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The Regulatory Environment for Farms in Western North Carolina

CONNECT Our Future Food Systems Plan Executive Summary

CONNECT Our Future Food Systems Assessment Report

CONNECT Our Future Action Plan for Food Systems Improvement

Southern Tier West Best Practices for Brand Management

Local Food and Farm Assessment: Avery, Rutherford, and Yancey Counties

Standards and Expectations of North Carolina Food Buyers

Sharing the Harvest: A Guide to Bridging the Divide Between Farmers Markets and Low-Income Shoppers

Non-Profit Food Hubs: Summary of Economic Viability

Large Animal Meat Processing Feasibility in Western North Carolina

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